Monday, October 19, 2015

Fort Myers, FL: One Person Killed & Five Injured During Shooting Incident at Zombie-Themed Festival

(link to shooting video)
One person was killed and five others were injured Saturday evening after an armed shooter fired into a crowd at Zombicon, a zombie-themed festival in Fort Myers, FL.

Expavious Tyrell Taylor (age 20) was pronounced dead at the scene of shooting. Four of the other shooting victims were treated at area hospitals and a fifth shooting victim refused medical treatment.

The shooter has not yet been identified and fled the scene of the shooting. An image of the suspected shooter is included below.

There were initial questions about whether or not the shooter specifically targeted any of his victims. However, police have stated their belief that this was a random attack.

Zombicon Shooting Suspect
Zombicon's organizers issued the following statement:
The organizers of Zombicon, Pushing DaiZies, Inc. are deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event. We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event. Our prayers go out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident.
If you have any information about this shooting incident, contact the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-8477.

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